Home Decor Welcome to Quaint Curios Home Decor homepage! Enjoy exploring unique home decor handcrafted by artisans around the world. Discover hundreds of collectible home decor treasures that span cultures and continents, including rustic accents from Mexico, elegant Asian decorative pieces, extraordinary African decor and relaxing tropical de...
Home Decor Welcome to Quaint Curios Home Decor homepage! Enjoy exploring unique home decor handcrafted by artisans around the world. Discover hundreds of collectible home decor treasures that span cultures and continents, including rustic accents from Mexico, elegant Asian decorative pieces, extraordinary African decor and relaxing tropical decor.
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Vases & Boxes
For those who love African art, finding an authentic African ethnic vase is cause for celebration. Vases that are authentic African art can add a wonderful touch to any home or yard, even if you have no other African art items. African vases can be so unique that it can be hard to decide on what you want before you go looking for one. This, however, is one of the joys of looking for these ethnic vases. It is like a treasure hunt; you're never sure what you're going to find, but you can be almost assured that you'll find something delightful. You may be wondering where you can go to find authentic ethnic African vases. There are several places that you can look, but you want to be sure that you are dealing with the real thing, and not some factory-made knock-offs.
Games
We may have little in common with the knowledge and beliefs of people who lived in the distant past, but we all sure love our games. Egyptian pharaoh Reny-Seneb felt so strongly about his board game Senet that he was buried with it in 1800 B.C. His ancestors were playing Mehen a thousand years earlier. The ancient Romans loved their Knucklebones, and gambled playing Duodecim Scripta. A game called chaturanga was played in India in the 6th Century before it evolved into chess in Western Europe and Russia a few centuries later. It's as if human beings are hardwired to play games. Look past the time and topic of the games themselves, and you see a universal predisposition to feel rewarded by such interactive challenges...whether we win or lose. Our language reflects it: we say that hunters play games with their prey. Lovers do the same, sadly. Work and play often involve the same investment of time, effort, and intensity, along with the same sensations of risk and reward. I think we possess a gaming gene that influences our behavior, whether we're dressed in sandals and cursing the capricious gods behind a cloudy day, or wearing the latest eco-fashions and tweeting the glories of the Internet. This should have significant implications for how we envision and deliver brands, shouldn't it? Interestingly, games have been used in marketing mostly as an entertaining hook or distraction. Promotions are gimmicks to get consumers' attention, so they can be peppered with the real, meaningful substance that manipulates their inner-selves.
LAMPS & LANTERNS

Impressive in scale and elegant in proportion

Bookends
With our beautiful selection of Bookends, including exclusive designs, you will find the perfect gift for every reader!
Nubian Baskets
The coolness of the morning quickly fades as we approach a Nubian household in Luwero district. Our group quickly takes refuge under the shade of a musaali tree where armchairs are laid out for us. The journey took us off the beaten tourist track, past swamp, tiny villages and mud wattle homes into the heart of Uganda. An excitement comes over me as I realise I am about to witness the basket making process from dyeing to weaving. Our Nubian hosts, clad in brightly coloured traditional garments called lesus, welcome us with warm smiles and greetings. The Nubian Basket is made by Nubian women. Most of the Nubian community live in the slums of Kibera. They migrated to Kenya from Souther egypt Nothr & southern Sudan during the first world war. The Nubians are predominantly Muslims. Their cultural bonds is therefore also very much influenced by their religion. The Nubian group is not only cohesive but rather conservative. This could be attributed by the groups awareness of their origin and need to avoid loosing their identity hence the need for togetherness of their origin and the passing of the same values to generations after a generation particularly at this time of an ever changing society due to cultural and socio-economic factor and dynamic intermingling in the multi-cultural mode of life particualrly in the urban squatter/slum settlement areas.